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How to Paint Acorns

Another awesome art project to do with kids over break: On your next nature walk, have your little one help gather acorns for mommy's next project! With this simple How to Paint Acorns craft, you can create some stunning fall decor! From J Hunter.

I noticed my first acorn on the ground.  Tme to think about Decorating and Preserving Acorns for Fall Decor http://stayingclosetohome.com/decorating-and-preserving-acorns-for-fall-decor/

Decorating and preserving acorns for fall decor (Easy Tutorial)

How To Preserve Acorns for Fall Decor DIY Project! --Utilize what nature has provided by adding acorns to your fall decor. Learn the process of preserving acorns so you can use them year after year.

Bake in the oven for 2-3 hours at 200°F. Check them every hour or so and give them a little shake to prevent burning on the pan. Let the acorns completely cool before you touch them.

Step by step instructions for preserving acorns for fall décor. Beats buying them! Clean & bake hrs 200 in oven.

pick up the acorns in the backyard, paint and have an instant centerpiece in a glass hurricane

16 Holiday Gift Toppers You Can DIY

10 DIY Autumn crafts that you will fall for. Fall is such a great season, and one of my favorite activities is updating my decor with all things autumn - while sipping warm apple cider (of course.) These are some of my favorite DIY autumn crafts.

Oh goodness, I gotta make these. I have a TON of marbles that could be adorable acorns!

Use glass beads and top with real acorn cap! These were made for jewelry, but I could see the same thing done with beads or marbles and displayed in a container for fall.


Tie an autumn leaf (real or faux) with raffia around candles, place on a holder on seed corn (or popcorn kernels - or acorns) in tube glass or hurricane vases - arrange assorted sizes on a tray for a centerpiece

Autumn Apple Door Decor - DIY Fall Wreath Craft Home Decorating Tutorial from The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Apple Wreath

Autumn Apple Door Decor - DIY Fall Wreath Craft Home Decorating Tutorial from The Wood Grain Cottage

Fall leaf art: large Maple Leaf comprised of smaller leaves. This is so pretty (and so easy) I can't stand it!

large maple leaf from smaller leaves art project. I kind of love this! It would be an easy way to display all of the Fall "treasures" that get brought home. Maybe on a poster board with a large leaf outline drawn on it?